probably : Common Errors in English

About probably

The two Bs in this word are particularly difficult to pronounce in sequence, so the word often comes out as “probly” and is even occasionally misspelled that way. When even the last B disappears, the pronunciation “prolly” suggests drunken slurring or, at best, an attempt at humor.

probably Meaning(s)

  • (r) with considerable certainty; without much doubt
  • (r) easy to believe on the basis of available evidence

probably in News

  1. Pricing: You're Probably Doing It Wrong

    Do you run a service business? Your obsession with time may be messing with your pricing and seriously limiting how much you make, argues a new ebook from FreshBooks. Whether you’re a dog walker or a designer, your approach to pricing is probably pretty similar, at least if you’re relatively new to the game. Most likely you take a look at your costs, figure out what you need to cover them and ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Inc Magazine

  2. Retail Sales in U.S. Probably Climbed on Pickup in Car Purchases

    Retail sales in the U.S. probably increased in May by the most in three months as Americans took advantage of cheap borrowing costs to purchase new cars, economists said before a report today.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

  3. Spanish Banks Probably Won’t Need More Capital Linde Says

    Spanish banks have enough resources so that they probably won’t require further capital injections, Bank of Spain Governor Luis Maria Linde said.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

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